The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness
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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

Itís no secret that when people contradict themselves, it has the effect of making the flaws in their actions or statements seem glaringly obvious. But what about when WE ourselves get caught contradicting ourselves by someone else?

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    Wannabebig Member PeteO's Avatar
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    Pete's training LOG

    Ok, here we go. Just getting back into this. Never thought I would stop, but I did and now I'm back and here to stay.
    30 years young
    5'9"
    177 lbs
    Diet=crap

    Workout (again just a begining)
    3 day split with some supersets

    Day 1
    Squats 20 reppers 1 set
    Deadlift 2 sets (adding a couple more) around 3-6 reps
    Calf raises 2 sets after each set of deads with deadlift weight

    Day 2
    Incline DB press 8-10
    Pull ups to failure
    Incline DB press 8-10
    Pull ups to failure

    Flat DB flyís 8-10
    Single arm DB rows 8-10
    Flat DB flyís 8-10
    Single are DB rows 8-10

    Day 3
    DB Shoulder press 8-10
    Side Lateral raises 8-10
    DB Shoulder press 8-10
    Front Lateral raises 8-10

    DB Curls 8-10
    Overhead DB tri x 8-10
    Hammer Curls 8-10
    Overhead DB tri x 8-10
    Last edited by PeteO; 06-02-2005 at 02:17 PM.

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    Day 1 was Monday, May 30 2005
    Squats: 135x20
    Deadlifts: 135x5 135x5
    Calf raise: 135x10 135x5

    Next w/o I will go up in weight on the squat to 145x20
    and deadlifts will look like this
    135x5 (warm-up) then 185 x 3-6 reps (2 sets)

    Day 2 was Wed. June 1 2005
    Incline DB press 35x12
    Pull ups to failure 5
    Incline DB press 35x10
    Pull ups to failure 3

    Flat DB flyís 35x11
    Single arm DB rows 35x13
    Flat DB flyís 35x9
    Single arm DB rows 35x12

    My pull-ups = the suck. Pull-ups>Me

    Gonna go ahead and move up in weight on every thing next w/o. I'll move up to 40 lb. DB's
    Last edited by PeteO; 06-02-2005 at 02:15 PM.

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    Well today will be quite a workout, I have 3000 lbs of bricks I have to hand carry from my drive way to the back yard. Using a board I can carry 20-25 bricks at a time, that is about 100 lbs each trip. Then till up my yard where the brick will be set. Build the deck frame, level it, add drain gravel, 1 ton of sand and set the bricks. I have 750red and 50 gray bricks.
    Should be fun

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    Well didnt even get to the bricks, Took me all day to till up the area and build the framing and get it level and take a nap. Oh well still got Saturday...

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    WOW, What a workout. Took me all weekend and then some. I decided to use the wheelbarrow to haul the bricks. I didnt want to at first cause that would mean I had to wheel it over a freshly seeded lawn. But screw it.
    3000 lbs of bricks, 2000 lbs of sand + (approx) 100 ft trips = great workout. Throw in there all the shoveling and lifting and squating, that was a full body workout. I do a lot of home improvement work, but that was a lot.
    So I'm putting off the leg workout today. Maybe tomorrow.

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    Wannabebig Member PeteO's Avatar
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    Decided to skip leg workout this week, figured I got a good one in all weekend.
    Today was chest and back with supersets

    Wednesday June 8, 2005
    Incline DB press 40x 11
    Pull ups to failure 6
    Incline DB press 40x10
    Pull ups to failure 4

    Flat DB flyís 40x10
    Single arm DB rows 40x12
    Flat DB flyís 40x9
    Single are DB rows 40x12

    I went up a rep on both sets of pullups from last week, that's good. Progression.
    Next week I'll stick with the 40 lb DB's for the chest exersices. After I reach 50's for the incline I'll start doing drop sets. Like 50 for the first set and 40-45 for the second set, same with the flys.
    I will move up to 50 lb DB's for the single arm DB rows. I got to 12 reps on both sets with 40's. I could have kept going but if I can reach 12 I just go ahead and stop and know to increase weight the next workout.
    Navy PRT is coming up, I need to start running on days I'm not lifting. It's july 1st. Procrastenate much? Not me!

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    Wannabebig Member PeteO's Avatar
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    Oh I also skipped the shoulders and arm workout last week cause of this weekend with all the shoveling and wheelbarrowing (is that a word?) my arms and shoulders were toast.
    Last edited by PeteO; 06-09-2005 at 04:17 AM.

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    Thursday used the wife's Elliptical, it's quite the cardio workout. 15 mins. No other details noted, next time I'll log everything.
    Today's w/o was shoulders and arms. And this is were an accurate training log is essential. I didnt do shoulders and arms last week cause of all the manual labor I was doing and the week before that, I didnt log the workout so I didnt remeber what weight to use. So it was like starting fresh. This is how it went.

    Friday June 10, 2005
    DB Shoulder press 25x12
    Front Lateral raises 10x12
    DB Shoulder press 25x12
    Side Lateral raises 10x12

    DB Curls 25x12
    Overhead DB tri x 40x12
    Hammer Curls 25x12
    Overhead DB tri x 40x10

    Wasn't to bad, I know now I need to go up in weight.
    Next weeks plan

    DB Shoulder press 35x8-10
    Front Lateral raises 15x8-10
    DB Shoulder press 35x8-10
    Side Lateral raises 15x8-10

    DB Curls 30x8-10
    Overhead DB tri x 45x8-10
    Hammer Curls 30x8-10
    Overhead DB tri x 40x8-10
    Last edited by PeteO; 06-10-2005 at 02:26 PM.

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    Why such high reps and single sets?

    Good luck.
    Don't hate the player. Hate the game.


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    Quote Originally Posted by MM
    Why such high reps and single sets?

    Good luck.
    I'm not doing single sets. There are two sets, just supersets. Ok maybe like on the front/side raises and the db curls/hammer curls, But those are close to the same exersice kinda.
    And the squats, but that doesn't count as a single set really.
    The high reps are cause the weight is too lite cause I'm just getting back into lifting and not sure what I can do.

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    After reading the article by Lyle that was posted recently, I've decided to take a new look at my workout sked.
    I will no longer have a 3 day a week set routine. I will listen to my body and when it is ready I will do that particular routine.
    My goal instead of once a week per muscle group will be every 5th day
    like this
    Sunday Legs
    Monday Chest/Back
    Wednesday Shoulders/Arms
    Friday Legs
    Saturday Chest/Back
    Monday Shoulders/Arms
    Wednesday Legs
    Thursday Chest/Back
    I will take longer inbetween sometimes if needed, keep routine smart as to not overtrain or overlap muscle groups as best I can.
    We'll see how it goes.

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    Ok, it's going to be interesting trying to workout here for a little while. My command is starting 12 on 12 off until we get enough "up" aircraft. So I work nights 1800 to 0600 = crap. Then in July we are going on a Boat det and working out on the ship sucks. I'll do the best I can. Dont know yet if I'll workout in the morning after work or in the afternoon before work. I'll see how I feel after work.
    But today's workout
    Sunday June 12 2005
    Squats: 145x20
    Deadlifts: 135x5, 135x5 185x5 205x3

    I think I am limiting my self as to what I can do, but I think I'll continue to play it safe and work up gradually.
    I'll go up 5 lbs on squats next w/o.
    And 5 lbs on the work sets of the deads. Seeing as I have gone working legs every 5 days or so, I wonder if I should do deads every time or every other. I guess I'll see how I feel.
    I'm also wondering if 20 reps squats are enough for a leg workout, cause that's all I do. I dont have any other equipment, I may add lunges in there.
    Maybe I'll alternate SLDL and reg Deads. Hmmmm...

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    Past lifts.
    I was looking at my old log I kept on my computer
    Squat 250x20
    Deads 350x2
    Flat Bench 90 Lb. (DB'S) 6x

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    Today, Got off of ASDO watch at 0800 that's being relieved a 1/2 hour late, I was so pissed off. Anyone in the military knows one of the worst things is being relieved late.
    Anyway Went to sleep at 0900, got up 1530, workout was good, have to go to work in a few minutes, this sucks.

    Monday June 13
    Incline DB press 45x11
    Pull ups to failure 7
    Incline DB press 45x9
    Pull ups to failure 5 1/2

    Flat DB flyís 45x11
    Single arm DB rows 45x12
    Flat DB flyís 45x8
    Single are DB rows 45x10

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